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free. free. and free broadcast video for your media project a free media party. the latest news in the week's top stories rights groups in egypt claimed violations in the vote on a new draft constitution that unofficial results showing a narrow backing for it sporadic violence erupts on the streets. rebels in syria claim they're making gains in their push towards damascus and the u.s. is giving the opposition a boost by granting it official approval. of defiance north korea blasts off its latest rocket despite global condemnation saying it placed a weather satellite into orbit.
from our new studio center here in moscow this is the weekly with a look back at the past seven days top stories and the latest developments rights groups in egypt are calling for saturday's first stage of a constitutional referendum to be held again after claiming widespread vanish and meanwhile an official tally is released by the islamist camp show a narrow majority backing the charter the opposition which has been urging a no vote to what it calls a discriminatory draft also accepted their opponents were leading with a slim advantage journalist bill true has been following the voting in. spirit tense nights here in the capital cairo people have been waiting for these key. referendum of the constitution. so the ones will come out of the second round which indicates it was a yes vote. the muslim brotherhood together with media outlets numbers and mounting
up there saying approximately fifty six point five percent voted yes forty three point five percent voting no this will seem to be of course a major blow to the opposition forces particularly because in this round only two of the governor it's involved to the ten you voted actually voted no to the constitution this particular stage of the referendum was largely seen to be the biggest chance for a no vote to the constitution as a governor it's involved actually very today against the president during the presidential elections so really right now the opposition forces are going to have to either drum up support in the next six days for the second round or final time it's a tactic to campaign i think there will be heightened tensions of course i mean people have criticized the idea that the referendum respect in two days of the week in the middle with these results coming out because of course people are going to react to them as we entered the late stages of the voting process which had been extended by
several hours by the electoral commission because of high turnouts there were violent scenes in the streets of cairo and. what party headquarters the opposition position. were attacked by suppose it supports is of has an obvious man who is knowledgeable orthodox leader one time presidential candidate one party did i reports that ultra conservative islamists torched their headquarters talking with firearms until the security forces did report injuries so really we'll have to see if the next week what happens in the build up to the second round this crucial rounds as the seventeen other governorates going to vote on this constitution. on the dogwood spokesperson for the national salvation front claims or been a number of violations and the opposition is also demanding a repeat of the first stage of the referendum. right now we want the authorities the election commission to look into the violations and to decide by itself whether
this is big enough in order to repeat the first round and in case we are going to go to the second round we want to make sure that these violations are not going to be repeated particularly in terms of the outcomes of this in supervision there were not enough judges yesterday to look into the or to supervise the vote we also complained about preventing our observers the preservers of human rights groups from attending the counting process according to a decision by the judges we want to attend and be present during the counting and we also complaining about the fact that muslim brotherhood members were going to doing their propaganda inside the polling stations until the last minute trying to influence voters and tried to convince them to vote yes for the constitution claiming that voting no would that mean that you are an infidel or that you are against this them so we're still holding a lot of hope the president morsi will listen to the voice of wisdom and considering that this is a draft constitution that's dividing the country even if we take the results that are being circulated right now it's not enough definitely in a country after the revolution to have a constitution that's approved by
a very small minority fifty something. the syrian rebels say they're making gains across the country in the push towards the capital damascus the opposition received another financial and political push this week with the u.s. recognizing the coalition washington says it's meant to isolate extremist groups while allowing the rebels to up their struggle against the syrian government going to looks at who is fighting in the anti assad camp. they call themselves martyrs and god and all those you see around you of the fighters you see are living the martyrs and the living martyr has already sacrificed a soul for this country the syrian rebels say they will stop at nothing to defeat us out. some of them are so proud of their deeds that they post them on the web including the execution of prisoners. or having a child being. the man who was presumably an assault supporter atrocities are committed on all fronts during syria's bloody civil war according to many accounts
on the ground islamic groups that do most of the fighting on behalf of the rebels dr towie come meet was a member of a jihadi still in his asian twenty five years ago but what he later became a vocal opponent of radical islam that you have this have no problem to behead people alive you didn't was people like bin ladin and there are because of al qaida who have no he's in to use any form of whip around to really. control any place. religious believes in ideology the so-called friends of syria including the gulf states the u.s. the u.k. and friends met in morocco to throw their weight behind the newly formed syrian opposition coalition two thirds of the islamist dominated the entire south coalition has ties to the muslim brotherhood and salafist and their idea of freedom for syria what. a positive sign for us that our military struggle is characterized
by being mostly islamic because martyrdom for the sake of anna has always been the main motive of people's freedom. in what's seen as a symbolic attempt to distance themselves from terrorists in syria washington has designated one of the rebel groups a terrorist organization but the same syrian opposition that the u.s. supports welcomes the efforts of groups like al nusra the decision of considering one of the factions fighting the regime is a terrorist organization should be reconsidered. this is a demonstration of support for almost in syria people heard chanting we are students of osama. people here in washington don't seem to understand that if you don't like the government in cairo or if you do like the government in cairo i guess i should say then you will love the government the comes to power. damascus because you will see a sunni muslim islamised government a muslim brotherhood style government that is absolutely intolerant fundamentally
hostile to the west washington has failed to officially denounce the many suicide bombings perpetrated by the rebels in syria preferring to focus on the wrongs committed by the assad regime alone the u.s. is also ramping up the rhetoric about the possibility of the assad government using chemical weapons against civilians something that damascus says would be suicidal on the other hand many rebels are not averse to the idea of suicide in the name of what they call holy war militants have recently taken control of a toxic chemical plant in the country's second city of aleppo a video was uploaded to youtube showing them testing chemical weapons on rabbits we could not independently verify the authenticity of the footage. you will die like these two rabbits in its own words the government is fighting terrorists that has claimed thousands of innocent lives the measures the syrian government was ordered to have been widely criticized but does that mean the world should keep their eyes
shocked at who's actually fighting for power in syria now in washington i'm going to check on. reports a palestinian refugee camp in damascus is come under attack by syrian warplanes activists claim at least eight people have been killed the district where the camp is in the south of the capital has become the scene of heavy fighting between troops and opposition forces this week now to accuse the syrian government of using ballistic missiles against the rebels something damascus denies this came as the alliance confirmed its plans to station surface to air missiles and troops in neighboring turkey while nato says it's only for defensive purposes the story jeremy salt believes there are other factors for this buildup. there's also the reason for stage two missiles on syria's border is not because of an attack by syria because there's actually no likelihood that syria is going to. turkey in any case those missiles to be directed against planes or ballistic missiles not against
the artillery shells or mortars that are informing the the turkish border accidentally so the obvious question is why those patriots there and speculations based on the fact that perhaps they're there as the first step to declaring a no fly zone and direct measurement intervention sometime next year and one has to ask the question who did the germans who did the british who did the americans who think it's a point in syria they're not supporting groups who committed to democracy not supporting groups that committed to political transition the not supporting groups that are committed to in any way the formation of an open transparent state. john such a starbucks and amazon the funding legal loopholes to avoid paying tax on the huge profits the u.k. is losing billions of poems the public demands rich funds stop paying that use more that's a little later this hour here in altie also. north korea launches a rocket despite international warnings about his weekend after the break some say
in school here on. reporting from the world talks about six of the ip interviews intriguing story to tell you here. in troy t arabic to find out more visit arabic don't teach don't call. from our new studios here in moscow you're watching the weekly on r.t. britain is losing out on the billions of pounds in taxes some corporate giants are reading out of paying their fair share now that is and get the u.k. public which is left to pick up the slack while also being loaded with tougher sturdy resulted sarah first reports the government seems fine with keeping the status quo. will keep people from all of the people tend not to protect this country with companies like starbucks and
apple google at the moment it's really part of a much larger picture welcome to the world of tax avoidance illegal but morally suspect way companies and the wealthy have been dodging paying their fair share most people are due to discuss these companies do not the v.a. taxation which is a criminal offense but are void taxation basically use existing facilities and legal loopholes in the different regulation and taxation between different countries to their advantage companies like. they head office is based in luxemburg which they claim is the center of the economic operations which is handy as luxembourg so well known tax haven where companies can enjoy a low tax rate but hang on a minute here one of amundsen's must've this to be sentence is based in the way in
fact the reality is that many of our customers most of their employees and many will distribution centers like this what are in fact based here in the united kingdom so it's not hard to see that the relatively small luxembourg office is nothing fact as they say at the heart of their operation and yet the u.k. tax system doesn't seem to recognise it as ordinary. well if they go out that's entirely on the face of it to run because you can register your transaction in different country and the place of registration is the place of taxation whereas you can have your activities actually taken place here is it legal. surely then in the midst of a flatlining economy the u.k. government would be eager to plug the holes letting billions of much needed tax pounds really count. but in the chancellor's autumn statement last week and it was
the panelists on welfare he were in the government's firing line why has this government decided to clamp down on benefit for clamping down on a multi-million pound tax avoiders. well i think that the government is clamping down on that there's been a lot of money allocated by him but there are now that people know that. or doing that they're doing it now that people know that they've been avoiding paying that amount of tax i mean it's no good doing it out of the not paying well there's a difference between people who are. voiding tax through legitimate reasons and those who are illegally doing it there is a to do when we all know they're still avoiding paying where interested me to get a flavor patented. let me actually answer the question once before you actually interact tax avoid is ok to legally title starbucks and amazon and google have been
doing is ok is that you're saying there's a difference between tax avoidance and tax evasion tax evasion is illegal tax avoidance people are using the law to their benefit now if the law is wrong we need to change the law but for now the law continues to allow an exodus of profits made in britain meaning companies like amazon can keep getting away with paying less than the tax payers they're profiting from surface r.t. london just remind you all web team is working twenty four seven to provide you with the best stories and pictures online and here's a quick glimpse of what they have for you there at the moment i want to well just the forty five thousand dollars it seems because that's what one american man has earned after selling someone the right to give him a new surname find out his motivation at r.t. dot com. plus one. here watching it security firms discovered
a way to hack into so-called smart t.v.'s getting access to the devices built in camera microphones allowing them to spy on everything you do in. north korea defied the world on the wednesday when it launched a long range rocket which it says successfully placed a weather satellite into orbit however the claims were met with skepticism by the u.s. south korea and japan who suspect the pyongyang was in fact testing long range ballistic missile technology north korea's ban from such tests by u.n. resolutions the security council condemned the launch saying it will consider an appropriate response when the e.u. is threatened more sanctions but antiwar campaign erik's or not can says the talks are the only solution to the ongoing impasse. these are causing us to have more talks not less talks and the north koreans have been willing to attend talks other
nations have certainly russia has another nations are that if it involved in the six party talks i've got a little read all right so just japan south korea the united states are less. willing to engage in talks when these things happen but what the u.n. said was not only don't use ballistic missile technology it said we must have a commitment to a peaceful diplomatic and political solution to the situation there and that's what is really crying out and i think russia and other countries must finally say now wait of what is the. i'm afraid that the united states is going to step back talk less isolate more of the military base that the united states brought merrily south korea is building on jeju island in an effort to create a ring around china perhaps to deal with north korea are all setbacks to peace what's necessary i think at this point in time. just step back from the process and
the outside countries the other countries around the world must say wait a minute peaceful china south korea north korea japan has a region will have a huge impact on the east and i think it's really incumbent that we could pressure is toward peace and not for amping up the conflict anymore. the former russian intelligence officer alexander litvinenko who died in london from polonium poisoning six years ago was a paid agent for britain's m i six that's what a lawyer representing his widow told an official hearing earlier this week the investigation allege that at the time his death eliminate that had been tasked by m i six to help spanish intelligence investigate the russian mafia one of the lawyers involved in the case claimed the u.k. had obtained proof that moscow was behind his poisoning in announcements were made at a paratrooper hearing before the inquest which the shuttle for next may however a six year investigation failed to provide any evidence solid enough to identify
any killer. president vladimir putin is announce a crackdown on corruption in the country saying no official politician will be able to rest easily he focused on problems at home as he spoke to lawmakers for the first time since returning to the top job parties and actually have said to listen to what the president had to say. several years ago when former president medvedev addressed russia's lawmakers this signaled major constitutional changes for the country with the presidential term being extended to six years this time when president putin delivered his first annual address after returning to the kremlin for the third time it ran no major sensations nor political changes but at the same time this speech was even more significant as some have already said that many others before this time put in barely spoke about any foreign policy issues the main focus was on domestic problems in russia and there have been plenty according
to russia's president in fact he started his speech by saying it is now or never as the world is going through a crisis russia must stand up to all these challenges and the first and the most correct way to do that is to invest in two youths not richard is the that's the clear as of today the percentage of healthy active able bodied people in russia aged between twenty to forty is one of the highest in the world twenty years' time this economically active population could shrink by fifty percent less we do something this trend will continue what either we provide interesting jobs give opportunities to create business build families raise children be happy just a few decades russia will become a poor country populated by an elderly generation incapable of preserving its own territory. but the biggest issue dragging russia backwards for the past several decades has been the corruption among the higher echelons of power and that is why
the largest chunk of putin's speech was dedicated to this problem and the president came up with some very tough rhetoric unheard and all twelve years putin has been in politics in russia but no wonder it seemed at times that putin was not addressing the whole russia and not for the whole world to see but he directed a stern warning to those. sitting in front of him cuckoo or david in order that we could you know when you can get it but how can people trust an official or a politician who talks a lot about the good of russia at the same time trying to take his money out of the country i ask you to support the bill to limit the amount of foreign accounts and stocks that officials and politicians can have. the people. don't applaud yet maybe you won't like everything i have to say but even put in will be holding an annual press conference for the world media and the eyes of the entire planet will again be on the russian president let's see russia r.t.
reporting from inside the kremlin. now some other stories making news this hour in a world update activists in bahrain say police have used tear gas on hundreds of anti-government demonstrators as rallies flared up following the king's annual holiday address the country's leader has called for unity in his national day speech with the kingdom having been dealing with nearly two years of constant unrest the opposition is demanding more mass rallies as bahrain's sheer majority seek to improve their political standing in the nation tens of thousands also marched on the capitol this past friday continuing to defy a ban on public gatherings or any authorities have been violently enforcing their own ban journey several key human rights activists in the process. at least six people are being killed and twenty five injured after several explosions rocked the northern iraqi city of kirkuk nobody's claimed responsibility for the attack years and will bring you more on this story as soon as we get it. to japan down
parliamentary elections there event it would be formally abbie's party securing a majority in the lower house after three years of opposition to the defeat of his rivals the democratic party prompted the resignation of the prime minister noda as the party's president. had shown many people were undecided on the eve of the election concerns were raised over the conservatives come back with fears about the leader's close ties with china amid ongoing territorial tensions. thousands of medical workers in madrid marched against plans to privatise hospitals the government insists it's part of the sturdy measures needed to pick the country up from its deep recession sturges biting at the harbor in spain where half of young people are unemployed spain has a debt of one hundred fifty five billion euros it is trying to avoid the following week eurozone members on the bailout. and also in a world update the names of the victims of the u.s. elementary school massacre in connecticut have been released the twenty children
gunned down in the shooting spree were aged between six and seven the attacker identified as twenty year old adam lanza shot dead his mother at. him before going on to kill but the school eventually turned the rifle on himself a memorial service for the victims is being held while flags flew at hoffman lost in washington these are live pictures there from a u.s. led. well that to bring you up to date for them i'll be back with a news team with more news for in about thirty five minutes from now in the meantime it's all featuring a spectacular tourist attraction known as the russian the saw a little bit right after this short break stay with us for that.
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